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. you have it with you all the time? >> everywhere i go. concealed weapon. u.s. government gave me that. lost a lot of good friends of mine fighting for this country for nothing. for nothing. all because of the u.s. government. >> reporter: you're mad at the government. >> very mad at the government. yeah, i got a lot of hate in me. i got a lot of built up anger, a lot of hurt. a lot of hurt. >> reporter: pastor hartsfield knows all about hurt. >> it hurts deeply and i struggled for a long time not to hate those people that did that. good will overcome evil. right will overcome wrong. >> reporter: on this night, you can only hope the pastor's right. indeed. thanks for watching abc news. "good morning america" will be waiting for you in the morning with the latest on hurricane sandy. we're always online at have a safe weekend, america. jimmy kimmel, right here next.
island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >> reporter: and local officials pleaded for more supplies. >> they cannot go on. this is america. it's not a third world nation. >> reporter: one even attacking the red cross, which just arrived here today.
and government offices across the d.c. region are closed today. >> if you have to take mass transit, you have to find another way to get in. amtrak canceled its northeast corridor service. other local mass transit systems are planning to shut down today. >> all three d.c. area airports will stay open. they have already cancelled hundreds of flights out of dull es bwi and national airport. be sure to call ahead if you have a flight. she continues our team coverage. we are talking about traces of rain already. >> absolutely. good morning to you. the biggest concern was going to be storm surge. they will continue to monitor that over the next 24. the water coming over the sea wall. that is the concern. we are at 17th and the boardwalk. anything south of that is part of the mandatory evacuation zone. they have to get out of here as quickly as possible. the wind has been whipping hard this morning. this is not the beginning of what we are going to feel in ocean city. the water is now coming closer. this is something we have been monitoring. we are the brink of the area they are evaluating. they ar
. on wednesday a gas main broke sparking several fires. the president told victims the government was there for them and he would not tolerate any red tape. >> i can promise you the federal government will be working as closely as possible with local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> in new york there are some signs of progress. parts of the subway is running today. amtrak will star running trains in and out of new york on friday. >> on tuesday cynthia lopez was working with a tree removal company when the huge tree fell right on top of her. -- a tree fell right on top of him. >> i think he has children. >> there appears to be an accident the health and occupational safety department is reviewing the incident. sandy is responsible for 74 deaths nationwide. nobody in d.c. has been killed so far. >> coming up, a worry for those who work >> welcome back. it is 4:07 ran out. >> it is 46 degrees. a little warmer than yesterday. our air is dry air, which means it will allow a little more sunshine and trying to peak in today. we have 40 at dulles. gaithersburg at 43 d
the proper scope and actual confidence of government. it will come down to a basic feeling that people have, who understands government better? >> i think that's fair. though, it will be interesting to see, if you had a huge hurricane that affected sometimes -- >> say a huge hurricane, for example. >> either positive or negative. they can get really angry that the response wasn't really big. or they could say, whoa, do we want to be on our own when something like this happens. >> one other potential surprise this week, we're going to get that final unemployment report coming out on friday. you're an economist. looking at the numbers right now, what are you expecting to see and how much difference will it make? >> we have seen over the last year and a half, one month's numbers don't seem to crack through the shell that much. now with that said, we had -- probably artificially too optimistic number last time, there will probably be some rebound. but at the same time, the economy has been improving. i think most people are expecting the unemployment rate not to change much. >> most believe tha
>> "inside washington"ng is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit >> jt going to keep on keing on. until every sisingle person out there who needs to vote is going to go vote. >> this s week on "inside washington the end game. the last debate. >> nothing to governor romney just said is true. >> attacking me is not talking about how we deal witthe challenges in that mit uniteded states. >> the return of the abortion debate. >>>> eve when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud and held to learn that we have his endorsement in the campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or if he has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this i
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subsidies from the government? >> yeah, very little subsidies. my thought is, i wish they would eliminate all subsidies altogether. part of it is just because the government is broke. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: but if you wander up to hallowed lambeau field on a sunday morning and if you hang out with the most sophisticated tailgate partiers in the world you'll find all stripes. conservatives, liberals, socialists, many of them either related or best friends for life. >> romney is a successful man and -- >> can't say obama's not. >> successful politician. >> you can't say obama's not. >> what did he do in the business world? >> he's written multiple books. he's made a -- >> he made himself money, yes. what did romney do? >> he made himself money by putting others out of business. >> he built business. >> and he pulled them down. >> anyway. >> reporter: and they all seem to agree that the end of this election cannot some soon enough. and all divisions disappear. right about here. i'm bill weir for "nightline" in green bay, wisconsin. >> got to love the cheesehead in bill. thank you,
. >> schools and government offices across the region) for the second day. if you have to work, you might need to find another way to get to the office. -- schools and government offices are closed. >> there's no amtrak trains today and no metro rail or bus service or marc rail or vre service and no flights at the area airports either. >> adam caskey is in northwest d.c. with a storm chaser 7. >> in the 5300 block of nebraska avenue just down from military road intersection. i grabbed my trusty spotlight and was able to investigate some of the damage in the dark a little better. what we are looking at is the nebraska avenue side of the street. between these two houses a huge tree it bigger than i can wrap my arms around fell from the backyard to the front yard. luckily, most of the tree fell in between the two houses. i'm telling you, the trunk is so large i cannot wrap my arms around it. it would've been even greater damage had its hipa -- had it hit the house. the chimney is on the front lawn and the roof is damaged. the root ball of the tree that's about twice as big as me is exposed. let'
. >> it is quiet now that a lot of schools are closed and the federal government. light volume will be in our favor. need to watch for flooding, the ponding, the uncertainty of whether there's high standing water. keep all that in mind if you consider heading out this morning. the bay bridge is still shut down. baltimore, the key bridge has reopened. interstate 905,5, fairfax police, route 1 in fairfax county remain closed. >> we mentioned earlier that d.c. and maryland had already qualified for federal assistance to help with identifying the damage and cleanup. governor mcdonnell of virginia is now getting that assistance as well. >> good news for virginia residents. coming up, we have a look at house and is impacting the presidential race and how it's forcing romney and obama to ch anncr: it's s said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe thatt they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises
. the president told storm victims the government is there for them and he will not tolerate any red tape. >> the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> in the new york area, there are signs of progress as well. kennedy and newark airports reopened with limited service. parts of the subway system will run today and amtrak will start running trains in and out of new york tomorrow. >> good progress there. five days to go until election day. president obama returning to the campaign trail today. he has stops in several states. >> his challenger mitt romney will campaign in the battleground state of virginia. >> the president's advisors insist his break will have minimum impact on his standing. if anything, his time in new jersey showed his presidential leadership. only time will tell if the cancellation of a number of events by each candidate will hurt. the president put his push on hold as he surveyed the damage along the jersey shore. today he is in wisco
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toured to bloomingdale in northwest. this time, they were spared the worst. schools and the government will reopening of tomorrow. clogs the efforts to restore customers were still in dark, the outages remain mostly in northern virginia. dominion reports more than an 54,000. are still about 6500 the dark. bge reporting 2600 in montgomery surrounding areas. >> it's not just sitting at home .n the dark are at columbia pike and buchanan. out here at this intersection. people are being cautious treating this as a four-way stop. all of their have customers' fully restored by night.w in virginia, it will take a little longer. to have everyone back in business by thursday evening. residents are holding out as best they can. many residents remain in the dark. lights out when gale e winds toppled this tree. >> we heard the three crushings was every half an hour. >> the northern area was hit the hardest. than 200,000 were without power during the peak. >> her family feared the worst. we were really scared. >> they have offered to bring in generator later today. >> this car in aspen hill, md., wa
government. >> some found the sentence adequate. >> the voters know what he was guilty of. >> his lawyer told this by phone he will ask the judge to suspend a six day jail time and to cut the probation from three years to two years. sentencing is set for november 13. the u.s. attorney says he did not seek a harsher sentence because brown inc. and resigned from his council job and also had no prior criminal history. on the same day that he was sentenced to will also be sentenced in d.c. superior court for a misdemeanor in terms of handling of campaign funds. >> the man accused of throwing pipe bombs at the homes of two members of the stafford county sheriff's department have been caught in montana. lawrence to work made it to montana after throwing an explosives at three different homes in virginia on tuesday morning. he is said to have been caught while driving with stolen license plates. he reportedly tossed firebombs at the police who were chasing him. he was arrested and no one was hurt. a news conference is taking place tonight and we will update you on abc 7 news at 11 >> 5 days until t
. in addition, the federal government was indicating they were leaning toward the closure of federal offices in d.c. and we were also hearing from pepco dominion about concerns of their ability to maintain power needed to preserve metro rail service. those three factors led us to this decision like many transit agencies up and down the east coast, to suspend service entirely monday and possibly beyond. >> divided each year to shut it down completely rather than to start service and then decide where to redraw lines to shut off part of the service? >> it is difficult when you have passengers on the system or folks who may have taken your service to work or wherever they were going and then after communicate a message that the service is in the process of shutting down. we did not want that type of situation. we did not want to put passengers and emergency responders in a position where they would have to endure a power outage on a train or some situation like that. >> what is the process of deciding when the system will be back up and running? >> i would not expect any decision on that prior
a slow, bumpy recovery in housin government is trying to do a lot to help. it is part of the reason why the consumer is feeling better. i think housingng is key. remember, housing, mortgaging credit almost did us in a few years ago. so that healing slowly is a good thing. >> let's talk fed for the for a moment. this week the federal reserve will up left the interest rates unchanged and said it would buy mortgage backed securities at $40 billion a month. the quantitative easing qe continues. any surprises from the fed? >> zero. they almost nothing as you know on top of a fair amount the month before. they will be watching and waiting to see the impact of this 40 billion a month and the other things you put on the list. i think the fed will continue to do what it is doing until we see changes and that a may not be for a few more months. >> now word that ben bernanke will not stand for a second term as chairman in 2014 and mitt romney said he will not reappoint bernanke. what do you think this means. >> has the fed already been politicized? back to the government leaving it alone. i wish t
travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the storm is just incredible. forecasters expect high altitude wind to whip through every state east of the mississippi. and as people prepare now to go days without power, we'll have the best advice for coping with the storm and also, staying safe in the aftermath. >> weep were discussing that. that's the worst part. losing power. you want to take a shower. you want to eat. you want to get out of the house you can't. >> trapped. the worst part for so many. >> can't charge your iphone. >> what will you do? >> little break from sandy. we'll run down the best nfl action of the week. and see how we are doing with our picks and how you are doing with yours. a brief break from the storm coverage. >> speaking of sports. we know o
promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> and then there is halloween. many towns decided to postpone it but some were not deterred. on long island, super heroes and cats were out and in new york city, even with the power out, trick or treaters took to the streets. >> in this part of lower manhattan, the lights are on for the first time since sandy struck. all three major airports will be back online. >> thanks so much. people in our area cleaning up as well from hurricane sandy, continuing that process. trick or treaters walked past falling trees and crews fixing power lines. people concerned about flooding have been keeping an eye on the potomac river. >> it being halloween night, you want to see the sights and all the kids in their costumes but coming down here, you to watch out for your vehicle. it will flood quickly. >> in alexandria, people were putting items back in their buildings. >> the aftermath of sandy may help to cre
coming in. the government will be closed tomorrow. during f a meeting ema, obama called sandy serious confident the necessary resources are in place. amtrak service will be cancelled than one hour. along metro's service school closings can be found on we will be doing weather updates all might on our sister station, news channel late. -- news channel 8. >> sandy did not stop thousands the marine corps marathon. >> they are all on autopilot. >> i will not even thinking it.t >> the marine corps marathon, largest in the world. >> there is damage starting to in and you start to lose of the security efforts. >> racing against the clock and mother nature. the end, it did not make much difference. the 26.2 mile course hours, 30 minutes. , 20he wind is pretty bad miles per hour. later,shing 40 minutes neither believe the storm interfered with the race. the weather did not stop thousands of runners. >> i lived in texas for three years. it will not phase me. >> i gave it my all. i have no regrets. >> going the full distance. arlington, richard reeves, abc 7 news. our coverage continue
this morning. also, you should note that schools and government offices all across the region closed today again today. >> and you're going to find another way to get to work if you have to go. if you use mass transit, no metrorail or bus service this morning. marc or v.r.e. trains not running. amtrak has cancelled all northeast corridor trains. all flights at the d.c. area's three major airports are cancelled today. we're going to go to ocean city maryland, where the boardwalk, as we mentioned, received extensive damage. >> brianne carter was there throughout the storm and has been following the conditions the past couple of days. how's it looking there this morning? >> hey, brenda? >> all right we're having a little trouble catching one her right now. you can see how breezy it still is out there in ocean city. that's where we started to feel a lot of it. big storm coverage happened up in new york, and that's where they're still having majority of the problems this morning. >> a lot of video we're going to share with you. do we have that video fro
:26 tuesday, october 30. most of the d.c. area is shut down for a second day in a row. schools and government offices closed and no metrorail or we will keep you on the decision to reopen metro. e and amtrak trains are not running but the airlines are many fled to been cancelled today. crews are out there trying to damage from hurricane center. knocked down trees in died when a a man fell right on my home in pasadena. newschannel 8 has more coming up depth report in a few minutes. let's find out what is happening on the roads. [no audio] we will give the weather forecast. latestinue to track the was her consent day over central pennsylvania and it is still in will see some strong wind gusts and another half an inch of rain will be possible. 43 degrees this morning and the southwestof per hour at 20 miles gusts approaching 40 miles per hour. an advisory remains in effect r that along with flooded rivers, 44-50 degrees. >> thanks so much. we will be back at 7:56. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe t
in the aftermath of sandy are angry. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: some feeling, they've been left out in the cold. >> to get heat. we're going to die. if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> reporter: on staten island, some are calling themselves the forgotten borough. and there's frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. i mean, you should have seen. try hard. you go to work every day. you do the best you can. >> reporter: of the 90 total storm dead, 20 have been here. in one manhattan neighborhood, photographers captured people diving into dumpsters, reportedly to retrieve food thrown out by a restaurant. along with the growing anger, there's lengthening lines for everything. people waiting for buses to go home. >> no one knew where to go. it was completely chaos. >> reporter: lines for fuel are even longer. >> three hours. >> reporter: gas shortages are now reaching crisis levels. few stations are open. and those that are, can't meet the demand. drivers are running out of gas and out of patience. >> i have no power at home. i c
is that the federal government will be working as close low as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit un,000 ti until this is done. >> reporter: the iconic boardwalk is in ruins and thousand are still trapped in hoboken all. up ait's scary. you've don't know how long you will be stuck here. >> reporter: in new york there is also severe damage. it is remarkable no one died here at braeezy point where residents returned to salvage anything they could. >> it's devastating. it's hard to believe. >> reporter: lights are slowly coming back on in lower manhattan. and work continue to restore other areas. the national guard was called in to help evacuate hundred at new york's bellview hospital. one of the largest trauma centers in the nation. conditions have been deteriorating since sandy hit. and sandy isn't finished. strong wind, rain and snow continue to cause damage as the storm moves north. and again that great news for new yorkers is that limited subway service will begin this morning. and la guardia airport is reopening although it will be limited at first. all throw airp
other riders. the governing body will remain blank for all of the years that armstrong had one. the committee said that armstrong should return his prize money. >>> finally, an unexpected guest at a wendy's in kentucky. a deer came through the door, shattering the glass. the deer ran around the restaurant before leaving through a window. there were no other customers inside at the time. >>> it's time, now, for the weather and back to ginger zee. ginger? >> even though the eastern third of the nation is consumed with sandy talk, there's a lot going on. we have to get to the cold in the middle of the nation. a cold front changed your weather. let's see how cold it is here this morning. we have temperatures at 19 in rapid city, 35 for albuquerque. it stretches to the southwest. minneapolis this morning at 31. i'll fly you across the nation to leave you with that big picture. ou need to se, here.ster dave zahran detee asian. emperatures today about 60 degrees. eavy rain coming our way monday into tuesday. >> this windy weather report, brought to you by citibank. dan
. is almost at the georgetown waterfront, the flood walls were fully raised. with all government and schools essentialept for workers, traffic was light city. the the mayor was saying he hopes it stays that way. the next 24 hours, i hope will stay home. we have five shelters in our area open. we have 16 shelters if folks need that. they can call 311 or 911. statement, the a taxis declared this emergency. the taxicab can charge an additional $15 surcharge for a trap. that has encouraged cabs to come t. metro, many people have -- the cab is the only way they can get around. careful. more than half a million customers along the east coast are without power. in the d.c. metro area, this is the first big test for power outsides pepco has 1600 local crews.isting here are the latest outage numbers. pepco is reporting 17,000 customers without power. most cases are in prince george's county. dominion said 10,000 customers are affected. says more than 2500 customers are in the dark and montgomery county. it could take a week or more to restore power. if you do end up losing power, sure you manage to h
powerful wind down old trees with ease, but the county government private companies responded swiftly and nonstop. it is good business for us. >> an enormous oak tree fell on in newrnes' home jersey. yes, but not when he looks north to new york. else, ired to everybody k we are lucky. >> in arlington county, 24 by trees,re blocked doing damage to cars.and in fairfax county, 60 homes were trees. by after i read last year -- after last year, people are familiar with how to deal with evens like these. thank you. crews in frederick county have two water rescues because of flooding. leftsay two men were to a tree yesterday after they decided to take an raft down the river. they also had to rescue a state trooper after his filling up with water. the trooperrning, on patrol when he ran into water. coming up tomore 6:00. up, the effort to get the on for thousands of in the area. the good news is that a lot progress has been made. has 425 customers without power. on aboutstill working 8700 outages. reports about 2000 customers the door -- in the dark. >> the reason the restoration process is g
ourselves. >> the city is getting back to normal in the schools and the government will make it back on tomorrow. they are restoring power but for one family that will not solve their problems. >> this is the hole where the tree came from. this is what is left from the tree and that is their home there. power was restored in this neighborhood just about an hour ago. the mayor has praised the power crews and the sea saying we should do something to help new york since they have been devastated in he will do whatever they think we should need to do to help. live from northwest washington, sam ford abc 7 news. >> sandy has moved inland. up and down the east coast, the storm left a lot of decimation. >> what is next for us? we turn to doug hill for the latest. what's the latest here is what is left of sandy is about 90 miles east, northeast of pittsburgh and moving off to the and it will be out of the picture totally over the next couple of days. for the moment, chilly and them. the future past gives us a good indication of the motion and the resultant flow of air that will continue to m
to you. >> ginger, our thanks to you. >>> the federal government just announcing moments ago it will shut down washington tomorrow. and here in new york city tonight, there's a state of emergency under way. authorities are scrambling to keep more than 8 million people sa safe. and look at this picture. one of the many subway entrances here in new york, this one in times square, the subway will be shut down within the hour. the last passengers getting on to get on and weekend "gma" anchor right there in times square tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. they are getting ready to shut this place down. not only are all the broadway theaters going dork, but as you mentioned, america's largest subway system is about to halt service. look at the sign behind me. two words. system shutdown. tonight in the city that normally never sleeps, not only are they shutting down the subways and the broadway shows, but they are taping up the windows at department stores, can receiving public school classes and ordering 375,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. >> if you don't evacuate, you are just p
got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! it's been three days! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit communities in torque city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 11 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like rapids. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike. his house is almost completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said, daddy, i want to go home. i told her, it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand, she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: for 48 hours, search teams have be
of government is becoming almost a police state. >> mr. thomas is a democrat. you voted for, four years ago? >> i did. i cannot do it again. my wife would shoot me if she heard me say this and she might. >> he is a good man. drive south and you come to culpeper which gave john mccain 54% of the vote in 2008. it received a memorable visit from lyndon johnson. during the 1960 presidential campaign lyndon johnson delivered to the south and he succeeded. the first stop on the whistle stop train tour of the south was culpeper, virginia. as the train was leaving johnson ran to the rear and shouted, "what did it nixon ever do for culpeper?" you can register for in person absentee balloting. it will vote for, because for them, this election is about hope and jobs. >> i am still blessed to have a job but there are millions who do not have jobs and they need jobs. >> nobody we talk to was willing to say for sure that their candidate would win. it is that close. because of hurricane sandy, some counties have extended voting hours through saturday. you'll have to check to see how late they will go. >>
was distraught insisting their store past government inspections and there were no electrical problems that could have caused the fire. >> i cannot get in. >> pepco shut off power to the section. >> we are closed and we lost customers. >> the florida avenue district is home to dozens of mainly immigrant business that provide restaurants with food and street vendors with merchandise. the fire department said on the scene because of difficulty reaching certain spot. >> we still have some hot spots that we're heading. we're trying to figure out what happened. >> even after the fire fighters leave the scene, when can store owners go back into their store? some of the buildings are structurally compromised. >> much more ahead at 5:00 p.m. including new accusations of improper practices when it comes to running the area airport. >> a group of friends [ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths the country can te. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i
. any team you have occasion to take something from the federal government and send back to the states that is the right direction. if you can go back and send it to the private sector that's better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer question as but that? >> governor would you eliminate fema if you were president. >> reporter: with canceled events. the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering ohio. cover everything.'t only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. wi
campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, "the des moines register," the largest newspaper in the swing states, endorsed romney. how big of a deal is is that? >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. if romney wins both florida and virginia. the obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it reinforces the argument that romney is making. he's best positioned to make the bipartisan compromises america needs. >> just over a week to go and it just got even more interesting. george stephanopoulos, thank
leadership. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift aid relief effort. >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. lots of romney sup
card numbers. state officials say, like most other government agencies across the country, south carolina never encrypted that data to protect it from hackers because it's such an expensive and lengthy process. >>> and this morning another big bank to be in big trouble, for allegedly manipulating the price of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for gaming the markets for lower prices just so it can make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. smugglers made a makeshift ramp to drive over the border. they abandoned the jeep some 14 feet in the air. >>> sam, how about national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops behind the storm. wait until you see these temperatures. it's what folks without power don't need, these temperatures. look at the high temperatures. they're close to the 40s
you get the sense that most people heeded the government's warnings to get out of dodge? >> in this area, rob. most people have heeded the evacuation warnings and orders. i think that's probably true for most of the coastal communities in new jersey. >> have the waters started to recede at all so far? or is it still as bad as it was a few hours ago? >> we have not yet had a sense to get out around town. with natural sunlight or natural daylight to see exact ly what has gone on here. as soon as the sun does rise, as soon as daybreak allows, we will venture out and assess what happened. >> in a storm like this so often the real danger and the real killer is the storm surge. really is. we have seen that play out the last 12 hours. there are also reports this morning that more than half of atlantic city, new jersey, is underwater. >> floodwaters up to 6 feet deep surging into the city streets and damaged an old section of the famous boardwalk that you see here. a 300-yard section, waves were as high as the light poles on the boardwalk. but again that is where sandy first tou
! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! >> we are trying to -- >> this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods, overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like a rapid. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, "daddy, i want to go home." i told her "it's going to be awhile, hon." she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: search teams have
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